NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) –It may have been sweater weather, but that didn’t stop some Tri-State area residents from heading to beaches and boardwalks Saturday to soak up some holiday weekend fun.

“Coney Island is ready to roll,” Luna Park marketing manager Nicole Purmal told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin.

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Coney Island was among the many local beaches and boardwalks that were open for business.

Although the rain and chilly temperatures kept large crowds from coming out to the beach, Coney Island also relies on other draws to get visitors no matter what.

Visitors could find oldies but goodies like Nathan’s Hot Dogs and The Cyclone, but much of the buzz was about new additions to the boardwalk as well as Luna Park.

Crews were finishing work on the Thunderbolt roller coaster. A rendering of the coaster features a vertical drop that is sure to please any thrill seeker.

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“The Thunderbolt roller coaster is making its debut in the next week, so we’re excited to take people through inversions, G-force and corkscrews,” Purmal said.

Despite what turned out to be an overcast afternoon, those who hit the beach and boardwalk at Coney Island didn’t seem to mind all that much, Carlin reported.

“Still having fun, make the best of it,” said Brett Hayward.

“It’s just the whole atmosphere with the people, the whole Coney Island Brooklyn thing, you know. I’m sure people are going to come out tomorrow and Monday definitely,” said Canarsie resident Lisa Bobb.

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